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're with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. and it's going to be a nice mild one for this day of transition. and then it will feel like summer again. tony perkins joins us with a closer look. >> it doesn't make it easy to explain when today is the last full day of summer and then tomorrow our temperatures go up to the 90s with heat and humidity. enjoy today. another mild one. as allison said, not bad at all. let's look out there. a cool start to the day. 58 degrees in washington. 49 in baltimore. 48 at dulles. so very cool. 53 in ocean city. and winchester is at 51 degrees. here is a look at the satellite radar. you know that live picture we showed you a moment ago, that told you the whole story. it's clear outside, bright sunshine as the sun just came up a few moments ago and not much in the way of cloud cover out there. so the day planner for today looks like this: a lot of sun, a cool start to the day but a day with seasonal temperatures. look for a high of around 80 degrees, our average high for today is 78. not bad at all. a lot of sunshine. enjoy it, folks. it will be a
you on a friday, bye bye jenna: hi everybody, thank you for joining us, i'm jenna lee, rick: i'm rick folbaum. "happening now", in' top box, chilling new video from the fbi of the destructive power of the foiled times square bomb attempt and brand new information about a second planned attack. jenna: in the middle box, new details about another terror plot overseas, the shocking revelations about the men allegedly targeting germany, france and the u.k., what this means for our national safety. rick: in the bottom box, a tea party coloring book for kids, now reportedly prompting death threats for the publisher. he joins us live, coming up this hour. yuen jen but we begin with a fox news weather alert, the east coast, socked with a major storm today, now sweating even tornadoes, a very big concern. look at what people in north carolina are dealing with today, nearly two -- 21 inches of rain in wilmington. one woman says she's never seen anything like it: >> i used to live in houston, and i thought i'd seen a lot of rain there, but this is incredible. i've never seen flooding like this.
again. that saving that they are doing is going to help us in the future as we reinvest and stabilize and grow out of this. host: you do get more information logging onto nsba.b is -- jeff from florida. good morning. caller: i have a questn and a concern. theatriot long for veterans. wondering if there is any activity for met -- patriot loan. guest: in terms of? caller: loaning down to usf veterans. host: you need to start business? caller: to gain some monetary to help us of parrot guest: as i am sure you know, there are a number of programs through the re sba to help veterans. senator kerry is to be chairman of the commanding, and was a lead in veterans business issues and did put together that bill. i have to go back and see where things stand with passage right now. but we certainly have been supportive of efforts to get more cash into the hands of both the veterans businesses and all small businesses. host: upstate, new york -- upstate new york, binghamton. caller: i just wanted to say that i am amazed at the ignorance of this administration. you are postulating now that small bu
you can't embarrass congress. >> there you go, thanks for inviting us into your home. that's the issue of the report, fair, balanced and unafraid. >> shepard: i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. gunman with an ak 47 on a college campus. plus north korea appears set to get a third generation dictator. the north korean leader kim jung-il giving his son a big promotion. that could lead to the country's top job. >> he's going to try to be a mini me dictator. i don't think he's going to have the means to do it. >> steve: tonight a close-up look at the dictator family that controls a nuclear nation. targeting terror. we'll see how the c.i.a. is reportedly using drone strikes to try to prevent a terrorist attack. plus, a discovery some scientists say could help end migraines. >> it's there in the nerve cells that gauge whether or not pain is being transmitted. >> shepard: it's not just headache sufferers who might benefit. tonight replevy in our dna. a deadly day on the campus of a major american university. swat tanks rolling down the streets of the university of texas at
across the country and around the world right now. our domestic desk, covers the u.s., our foreign desk, watching events around the globe, and our media desk, bringing in all the video and live pictures for you, 24 hours a day. jenna: as we speak the president is holding back-to-back meetings with his economic team and then secretary of state hillary clinton. all this as the president is preparing to roll out a new business investment tax break. this is just the latest effort to jump start the economy and create new jobs. the republicans are saying it's just a little too late. wendell goler, live at the white house, with more on this. wendell, what can you tell us about the latest economic proposal? >> jenna, it's a tax break that would let businesses write off the entire cost of new capital investments, that's land, pw-g and machineries, through the end of next year. now, the idea is to get businesses to make some of these big ticket purchases that may have -- they may have been putting off and that may mean more business for manufacturers, for construction workers, and give a boost to
europe faces us see us strikes as governments bareback cherished benefits. bbc news, paris. >> the spanish prime minister and has called on a basket separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. -- of basque separatist movement to lay down its arms forever. mozambique has reversed its decision to raise bread prices by 30%. food riots last week left 13 dead. bread will now be sold at its previous price of 14 cents. every year since 1998, more than 30,000 japanese people have killed themselves. japan's health ministry estimates cases of suicide and depression caused the economy $32 billion last year. the government has launched a task force to address the problem. more than two weeks of political deadlock have ended in australia with confirmation that labor's julia gillard will continue as prime minister, would be backing, at last, of to independenct mp's. she has been near west possible majority. nick bryant has this. >> it is like the finale of a tv reality show, with the winner kept a closely-guarded secret until announced live on television. it came down to two of the
is going to break it down for us. what do these plans do with all that money? >> first off, the $50 billion infrastructure program would rebuild or build 150,000 miles of road, 4000 miles of railroad track, 115 miles of airport runways. essentially, that would be paid for with taxes on the oil and gas industries. it's a six-year program, no new jobs created immediately, and much of the criticism is that it is essentially a payoff to the unions. there is a second plan to be unveiled tomorrow, the "wall street journal" saying that this is a $200 billion plan, $200 billion worth of tax breaks for businesses. it would speed up the writeoff, for example, bill, you spend $10,000 on a computer right now, and immediately, that $10,000 comes off your business income, taxable business income. overall, no new jobs created immediately, some say that this is the president scrambling because his polls on the economy are looking very, very bad, and both of those plans would require a vote in congress, which is not likely. bill: wow, so here we are, post labor day. i can't think of a bigger issue in the co
security. u.s. troops pulled out last summer. iraqi forces had moved into the lead with considerable skill and commitment to their fellow citizens. even as they continue to suffer terrorist attacks, security infancies have been near the lowest on record since the war began. iraqi forces had taken the fight to al qaeda. this year sell iraq called incredible elections i drew a strong turnout. a caretaker administration is in place. tonight i encourage the leaders to move forward with a sense of urgency in coming to form a government that is just representative and accountable to the iraqi people. there should be no doubt that the people will have a strong partner in the united states. going forward, and the transitional force of u.s. troops will remain in iraq with a different mission. they will support iraqi troops in targeted counter-terrorism missions and protecting our civilians. a consistent with our agreement with the government come on u.s. troops will leave by the end of next year as our military draws down, are dedicated civilians are moving into the lead to support iraq as a result
. >> reporter: good morning from chicago, jenna. late last night a senior u.s. official confirmed to me that there has really been a ramping up of the drone campaign in the tribal areas of pakistan. the number of strikes is at an all time high since the administration came into office. the intelligence they are getting on the ground is extremely good and they are able to target with extreme levels of accuracy. the groups they are looking at right now are not only al-qaida, the pakistani taliban that was the group that trained the attempted bomber in time square and also the akani network. let's take a look at a map where we can show the people where we are being told the threat is being aimed at right now. there is a heightened state of alert in britain, france, germany as well. specifically when you talk about the french their concern is not only the tribal areas of pakistan for operatives, also north africa, you see algeria, morocco and t u.n. isia. this is the home of aqim that has been on the radar for some time. the question among u.s. intelligence officials and others is whether t
're on our twittergate. pat is joining us on the republican line from maryland. caller: i did not understand the agency that the recession was over. host: it is a group of economists. they said the recession ended in june of 2009. caller: obviously, they are not traveling around the country. if you will take a look at what is happening -- i go to hoses every day of people. in an insurance agent. i speak with people lost their jobs and their wives have lost their jobs as well. their children are dropping out of school. making $9 an hour to support their families. mr. obama is way off when it comes to understanding what's going on in the country. what is going on is more jobs are being lost. we just lost 12 of hundred more jobs at the steel plant in this city. 700 more jobs at the company that brings the food in for the two stadiums in baltimore city. another company just went bust. that was 1500 jobs. this is every single week for a new place is closing. you cannot tell me there is the recession over. the recession is going to last. i think it's gone to last another two years or three years.
austerity measures dealing with french pension reform. welcome to bbc news. good to have you with us. we are broadcasting to our viewers in the united kingdom and around the world with me, james bagwell. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has spoken out against the plan to burn korans. general david petraeus said if it went ahead, images of the event would be used by insurgents to incite violence. coming up, we will hear what hillary clinton had to say with this report from washington. >> this is what worries general david petraeus is. 500 people in kabul, gather to demonstrate. one small church in america plans to bring copies of the koran. protesters threw rocks. >> we are concerned about the possible implications of a koran burning in the united states. it puts us in jeopardy. we have even seen trouble on just a rumor that this could take place, and i think that the images from such an activity could very well be used by extremists here and around the world in the same way that they use images from abu ghraib and some other incidents, over the years since 9/11. >> at outreach cen
of us--my daughter, terri, and i had gone down to the bus that day to pick him up. and as soon as the bus driver called up the school and they had said that he hadn't been at school for the day, i immediately grabbed my daughter and we turned and started basically running back up to the house to the car to get to the school, and she was behind, so i didn't even actually see her face. oprah: yes, but you all--you were living together at the time? >> oh, yeah. oprah: yeah, so what was her reaction through all of this? >> it seemed--she seemed upset about it, but the reaction was more about her and the--i guess we'll call it the inconvenience that the investigation was imposing on her, as opposed to the effort to find him. oprah: mm-hmm. when did you become suspicious of her? >> the first polygraph results came back. she was very vocal with everyone in the entire house about how it went, how that she failed. and then the actions after that and the discussions that we had trying to understand what happened that day, she would change her story daily, if not more than that. i mean, e
is a sports consultant for the newspaper did. thank you for being with us. how ingrained is the gambling industry in the game of cricket? >> i think it is hugely ingrained, but the differences like in england, india, or the sub-continent, betting is illegal. a large amount of the money invested goes unnoticed, no one knows who is betting, how much, or on what. >> are you then implying that expecting in cricket were legalized, it would remove some of this criminality that we have seen, for example, it in pakistan's tour of england? >> it would definitely help. for instance, this alleged bookmaker, the middle man who took a lot of money from a newspaper -- if he had bet legally, the money have gotten recorded in some shops in england. but if done in the sub- continent, no one knows how much money. in legalized betting would mean at least if you suspect some match, you can go back and track names, find out if someone has put in in unusual bet against the odd. if you find a large number having bet against the odds and having a huge winning exchanging hands because of that -- at least a good
of the region's quickly rising waters. firefighters had to use ladders to reach some folks stranded on top of their homes. at least two people are reported dead in all of this. this storm also created a series of tornadoes in the dallas-fort worth area, reports of eight tornadoes swirling, some right through central dallas, moving over buildings, one tornado hit a shopping center, scattering debris all over the place. jenna: imagine seeing this giant dark cloud coming towards you, a helicopter tv crew caught this on camera. watch for the flashes of light by that tower on your screen there. that's the funnel cloud that is slamming into power lines. just imagine that. there were power outages, no reports of any serious injuries. that's a good thing, but quite a scary situation. >>> also check this out, also in dallas, several funnel clouds forming after the heavy rains moved out. you can see the tornadoes moving across the sky there as the sun is trying to break out through some of those dark clouds. >>> well, where are folks feeling the rest of this storm now? meteorologist janice dean is w
of the matter. u.s. middle east envoy george mitchell's assessment of the talks between israelis and palestinians. a senior vatican official describes the uk as a third world country. he has pulled out of the pope's statement. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america, also run the globe. coming up later, outside, the streets ring with protests. inside, france's lower house passes the bill which will raise the retirement age from 60 to 62, and serving therapy. can riding a wave help you call for mental health problems? public service is putting in health care money to find out. hello to you. millions -- yes, millions -- of people are going hungry at this moment across central and western africa. the worst affected country is niger, a country even larger than the united states of california and texas together, but with a population of just 15 million. the drought's amid flooding of ruined crops. help has not been enough. we go to niger for this special report. >> according to the united nations, in development terms, niger is the world's poorest nation. for the past year, the unite
warns against the dangers of secularism on his visit. the human cost of the u.s. financial downturn -- possibly -- poverty levels rise to their highest level in nearly 50 years. eu summit rows. the french president vows to press on. >> frenchmen and women have to know that this policy will continue while strictly abiding by the letter and spirit of our republican laws. >> welcome to "bbc world news" -- broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and also or around the globe. coming up later, women in a man's world. the dangers of being a female candidate in afghanistan's elections. and when millions of its people face hunger, why does niger continue to export food. -- why does niger continue to export food? hello. it is the first state visit by a pope since the 16th century when henry viii broke from rome and formed the anglican church. some 450 years later, this visit is not without controversy. the pope has been forced to of knowledge failings' over pedophile priests, and he issued a warning about the dangers of what he called aggressive secularism in britain. in a moment, a report
to the economy, but also to the president with a record low approval rating. >> the government is forcing us into a showdown. the only thing that can make as budget is a showdown. >> that showdown may force the government into further concessions, perhaps of face saver for the unions. two-thirds of the country are for reforms already approved by the house. it is president sarkozy who has the open hand. -- the upper hand. startednd's economy has to shrink again, despite coming out of recession earlier this year. gdp was down by 1.2% on the first quarter of the year. that contrasts with predictions it would have a small increase. the controversial diabetes drug avandia has been suspended. it has been linked to increased risk of heart failure. youtube and its owners have won a landmark piracy case brought by a spanish tv channel. each channel said its rights and violated when its videos were broadcast on youtube. the court found it was the copyright holder's responsibility to report the contents to youtube. the chairman for the international palate -- panel on climate change. it was reported th
is a big concern as these downpours continue to hit us. they have come through overnight into the morning hours. the rain just picking up on us moments ago. the worst of what we're being told is we've been dealing with this all morning. the bad news about that, it's not going away anytime soon as we are expected to continue dealing with this flooding and water collecting and gathering south florida as the day goes on. harry. >> sherry williams, thank you very much. we go over to dave price and find out where this storm is headed g. morning, sir. >> she was right. we are just seeing the storm pick up, not very well organized right now but going over the florida peninsula around south florida into the atlantic where it will get some energy and that rotation is going to be more well formed. our biggest concerns, once it moves through florida, rolling into the carolinas, places like wilmington already pounded, another three possibly to eight inches of rain expected as this system begins to zoom on up the coast and, again, it is going to follow a quick path all the way through to the northeast
is a big concern as the downpours continue to hit us, coming through overnight and into the morning hours. the rain picking up on us moments ago. the worst of what we're being told is dealing with this all morning and not going away any time soon as we're expected to continue dealing with the flooding and water collecting and gathering in south florida as the day goes on. harry? >> thank you very much. we want to go to dave price and find out where this storm is headed. good morning, sir. >> you know what? she was right. just beginning to see the storm pick up. not well organized right now but goes over the florida peninsula, south florida, out into the atlantic and where it gets energy. and that rotation is going to be more well formed. the biggest concerns, once it moves through florida, rolling into the carolinas, places like wilmington already pounded and another three, possibly to eight inches of rain expected as this system begins to zoom on up the coast. and again, it is going to follow a quick path all the way through to the northeast. but the biggest concerns tomorrow, what could
, muslims do not want us to burn the koran. the imam has agreed to move the mosque, we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday and on saturday, i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> reporter: well, the pastor's claims about imam rauf seem completely at odds with what the imam said on a television interview last night. >> the spiritual leader behind the so-called ground zero mosque claims not building it is now a matter of national security. imam rauf says if that opponents have their way, forcing the project to be moved or abandoned that would only inflame muslim radicals and endanger american lives. >> our national security now, it hinges on how we negotiate this, how we speak about it and what we do. >> he says had he known the project would have generated such opposition he would not have proposed it in the first place, but now, it's too late. >> if we move from that location, the story will be that the radicals have taken over the discourse. the headlines in the muslim world will be that islam is under attack. >> reporter: opponents such as 9/11 family member debra burling
presence here today reminds us of our common christian heritage and of the christian contribution to the encouragement of world peace and to the economic and social development of the less prosperous countries of the world. >> reporter: the leader of the catholic church made this poignant message. >> let us never forget how the exclusion of god, religion, and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society. >> reporter: with thousands of well wishers waiting to catch a glimpse of pope benedict xvi the pope joined a parade on saint minian's day. but behind the pomp and pageant raye lurks controversy. the abuse by priests. the pope admitted the catholic church hasn't reacted decisively or quickly enough to take decisive actions. he says the church's top priority now is to help the victims heal. and the pope will get a chance to meet with around ten victims of sexual abuse here in england, most likely on saturday. rob? vinita? >> thanks to lama hasan live in london. >>> well, for one scottish catholic the pope's visit was a dream come true. susan
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ago was the closest in modern memory. the australian people told us and they told us this in no uncertain terms on that date and in the days that have followed is this. we will be held more accountable than ever before. >> last week, tony abbott described himself as the head of a government in waiting. today, he was forced to concede defeat. >> the coalition won more votes and more seats than our p opponent, but sadly we did not get a chance to form a government. >> australia has grown used to strong and decisive government. this one looks altogether more fragile and raises the obvious question. how long will it last? >> one way you can cemented this government together is to spend a lot of money. julia gillard has started doing just that. she has promised almost 10 billion australian dollars to education and development. given the narrowness of the parliamentary majority now, all it would take would be for the liberal government to lose a single election sometime over the next few years, and australia would have to return to the polls. >> does that mean that you will
said that the case was an attempt to smear his web site after thousands of secret u.s. military files were published. crowds protest against rising prices, blocking roads with burning tires, throwing stones at the police, who responded by firing into the air. protesting the recent rises in fuel, cement, and central foods. the two men from yemen held at an amsterdam airport were unlikely to be involved in, allowed onto a united airlines their flame in chicago. u.s. investigators believe that they did not even know each other and have cautioned against jumping to any conclusions. george? back you. >> you are watching gm t. as american forces finished their combat duties in iraq, one of the main actors in the invasion of myths that he failed to anticipate what would happen after the overthrow of saddam hussein. in his memoirs, tony blair speaks his mind about international and domestic politics. the bbc has secured the first television interview ahead of the -- the book launch. >> three years since tony blair left downing street, still it is the war in iraq that casts a long shadow over
is possible. the u.s. middle east envoy says israeli and palestinian leaders have made progress on the issue of jewish settlements. making our way down the indus river, we continue our coverage on pakistan's floods down and how the survivors are pairing. tens of thousands of mexicans celebrate their independence from spain 200 years ago. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to our viewers in the u.k. and around the world. a senior papal adviser has pulled out of the pope's visit to the u.k. after making critical comments about the country in a magazine article. cardinal kasper said arriving at heathrow airport is like entering a third world country. he also claimed there was a new and aggressive atheism in britain. he said illness and not the interview was the reason behind his withdrawal. the pope's visit begins in scotland in a few hours time. >> colonel walter casper is a vatican insiders. he has been a senior aide to pope benedict for a decade. his role is to promote christian unity. he was part of the pope's entourage to britain. now, just hours before pope benedict's plane lands, the card
next to us and then ours was third to go. >> the area is very steep and rugged. it could take several days to get that fire under control. illegal immigrants who cannot get into the u.s. by land coming by sea? authorities just arrested 20 mexicans at san clemente state beach in originange county, california. one woman broke her leg jumping from the boat. meanwhile, the daredevil known as skyscraper man is at it again. dan goodwin climbed up the 58-story millennium tower using suction cups. >> crazy. >> some residents even toasted his climb as they watched him through the windows of their luxury apartments? it's great entertainment really. he was arrested after he reached the top. he calls himself spider dan appropriately raising awareness of the vulnerability of skyscrapers to terror attacks. > >> thing is you get tired of waiting for the elevators with suction cups and then at the last minute will come down. >> meanwhile, president obama detailing his latest idea to jump-start the economy and create jobs with a $50 billion infrastructure spending free and tomorrow the president will
. joining us now from the north lawn of the white house austin goolsby the president's adviser. the president was pretty critical of john boehner in his speech in cleveland. boehner sfas the president is serious about finally focusing on jobs a good start would be taking the advice of his recently departed budget director and freezing all tax rates coupled with cutting federal spending to where it was before all the bailouts, government takeovers, and stimulus spending sprees. he is referring to peter orszag the budget director during the obama administration who wrote a piece in the "new york times" this week for the next two years keep tax rates including for the wealthy exactly where they are right now. >> look, i think representative boehner is a little confused about what peter orszag was suggesting and threw in on that second bid let's go back to the final bush budget of 2008 as if that were the gold standard we wanted to return to when in fact that was the final culmination of exactly the policy that got us into this mess. >> to be precise peter orszag was not recommendi
this man? >> shep, the suspect uses various ail yes, sirs but he is identified as to fox as al beer. he was detainee number 188. he was one of a large group which arrived early at guantanamo where we believe the picture on the right in orange jumpsuit. now he is not the first saudi and gitmo grad to join al qaeda in yemen. >> al qaeda back to its an says teller homeland yemen. the saudis are part of that. the saudi gitmo grads are part of that. >> he tells fox he is facing conspiracy charges aiding and abetting terrorism. >> shepard: will the feds prosecute him. >> no, it will be yemenis. they are saying to me tonight they plan to prosecute him. some analysts question whether it will be done in a meaningful way. the track record in yemen is a little mixed and the u.s. case 17 sailors killed by a suicide bomber. a key planner was prosecuted but ultimately only served two years of a life sentence. right now anwar al-awlaki the american cleric is hiding in yemen and he is the first american on the cia's kill or capture list, shep. >> shepard: this is note worthy in part because some of the
was carrying three viable embryos. one more than their health insurance was willing to cover. >> they called us, you know, and said, well, congratulations on your pregnancy and we'll be happy to buy in the insurance once you reduce, let us know when you reduce the twins. we're like, what? >> reporter: reduction means terminating one of the embryos in utero. staggering moral dilemma. >> we can't proceed without insurance, this could destroy us. i tell you, man, i tried for four years to get a heartbeat in that ultrasound, you finally realize that this is a life. i mean, i changed my whole point of view about abortion, about everything. >> reporter: luckily, it was a decision they didn't have to make. christie got them on her personal health care plan which covers multiple births. when it came time to deliver by cesarean section, scotch and todd were at the hospital alongside christie and her husband eric. >> they said, we're starting in five minutes. it was boom! we got the first one. what? you know, it was -- and then it was 9:40, 9:41, 9:42. bam, bam, bam. >> while you're processing your first
. >>> but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through t
lothian is joining us. dan? >>> wolf, white house aides say the strategy of going after republicans singling some of them out by name, especially on the issue of tax cuts for the wealthy, is working. but as we found out, some americans have turned off by all of the finger pointing. >> from a latin bistro to a tea exchange to a hair salon, small business owners across the country are more focused on paying the bills than pondering politics. >> we're paying taxes, we're paying all of these insurance that everything they're adding on to us daily. >> they're struggling in a tough economy as washington debates tax cuts. and to make matters worse, some say, the president is picking a fight with a republican most americans say they barely know. >> mr.r. >> let me be clear to mr. boehner. >> reporter: do americans really care about this finger pointing? a public tit for tat played out on inn the briefing room, on morning news shows, and on twitter. >> people just don't care about all of the in-fighting. >> reporter: to flesh that out sentiment, we sent producers to three cities, orlando, ph
for years and they have elected me to that. >> in new hampshire -- >> u.s. civil rights commission is holding a conference on civil rights in the 21st century and includes speeches and panel discussions on various aspects. business leaders and scholars discuss the legal and social tools available for fighting discrimination. >> including continued racial and ethnic disparities in important measures of well-being and success. this discussion obviously includes a consideration of public policy options, both old and new, but it goes beyond public policy by also asking about the limits of government action and what the right mix of government and nongovernment action should be. in a pre-conference conference call with the panel members, we identified the following questions as relevant. they don't have to answer them all, but i'm going to repeat them anyway and if they go off on more brilliant things i might turn them back to a few of these questions. first, beyond rigorous enforcement of anti-discrimination law, ca can and should be done by government to narrow racial and ethnic dispa
-tongued rhetoric which dragged us into it. a lot of people thought it was a good idea and yet now conveniently within britain and many other countries it's blamed on this george bush and his cleverred-tonged mood until tony blair. think think he wants to say, no i was a bigger figure than that. >> rose: also from london, an old friend of this program, john burns now the london bureau chief of the "new york times". >> we were perhaps transfixed by the relief would come to iraq with the overthrowing of saddam and yes maybe we should have spent more time difficult as it would have been under saddam to look at the trauma, the psychological trauma inflicted on iraq by the ba'ath party and saddam over a period of 30 years. all of that it can accept. if i had to do it over again i would have looked at that because it was the fractured pitch thatter that society in part along with saddam terror overground as government going underground as an insurgency that made the american venture in iraq next to impossible to achieve. >> couric: from london john and john when we come back. captioning sponsored by
and palestinian leaders not to miss this chance for peace. as the u.s. combat mission in iraq comes to an end, the american vice-president says baghdad is close to a new government. no regrets from tony blair about his decision to send british troops to invade iraq. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers in the states on pbs and also around the globe, with me, peter dobbie. coming up later for you -- how your name and postcode can affect your chances of getting a job in france. and new pictures of the world's most famous ship wreck -- the titanic in 3-d. the u.s. president barack obama has urged israelis and palestinians not to let slip an opportunity for peace that he says may not soon return. he made the remark as he opened a landmark peace talks. our middle east editor jeremy bowen reports from washington. >> if it feels as though they have all been this way before. an american president, and israeli prime minister, launching a new attempt at middle east peace in fact -- -- these at the white house and condemning bloodshed. >> there are going to be those who do eve
is an example of what we are up against. >> benjamin netanyahu thanked the u.s. president for his efforts and described the talks says "open and productive." >> id president's statement is an expression of our -- i think the president's statement is an expression of our determination to fight and you have talks that are open, productive, and serious in the quest for peace, also centered around the need for security arrangements that are able to roll back this kind of terror and threats to security. and that is a fundamental element, an important foundation of the peace we seek, and i appreciate, mr. president, your efforts to advance this beast -- peace for us and our neighbors and, i think we can say, the world. >> mr. obama also welcomed the leaders of the palestinian and the israelis. king abdullah and other leaders will join the talks. but is there it now and new commitment to achieve peace? our correspondent reports from the west bank on what are the unresolved tensions. >> on a hill overlooking the city of jerusalem, hundreds of jewish settlers came to bury the dead. the symmetry is
small amount of a banned substance. u.s. lawmakers put pressure on china to raise the value of the wan -- yuan. welcome to "bbc world news." still to come this hour, a boost for berlusconi as his government wins the vote of confidence. the survival of his coalition remains on a knife edge. delhi is almost ready for the start of the commonwealth games, but years later. -- but fears linger. workers have taken to the streets across europe in a day of protest against the austerity measures being imposed by national governments. there have been demonstrations in greece, ireland, and latvia. tens of thousands travel to brussels to march on european union headquarters. in spain, there is a general strike. >> large crowds were on the streets in madrid this evening supporting spain's first general strike in eight years. the message repeated here and elsewhere in europe today was no to austerity. before dawn, strikers were at madrid transport depot trying to prevent buses leaving. spanish unions wanted to shut down the capital and demonstrate that the people were against spending cuts. later, co
. but the australian people told us in no uncertain terms on that day and the days that followed is this -- that we will be held more accountable than ever before. >> the election august 21 ended in deadlock. neither julia gillard nor tony abbott's liberal coalition succeeded in forming a government. the arithmetic was not balanced. yesterday, it was neck and neck. do you get right -- julia gillard had 74 seats. tony abbott had 73. first, a vote for tony abbott, giving both sides 74 seats. but then the but -- two for julia gillard. last week, the opposition leader tony abbott described himself as the head of the government in waiting. today, he was forced to concede. >> the coalition won more seats than our opponents, but sadly, we did not get the opportunity to form a government. >> there has not been a hung parliament here since the second world war. australians are used to strong and decisive government. this one looks altogether more for agile and raises the question -- how long will it last? nick bryant, bbc news, sydney. >> and six months after their election in iraq, still no government. gab
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